Sensory Motor and Behavioral Research in Space

  • Reinhard Hilbig
  • Albert Gollhofer
  • Otmar Bock
  • Dietrich Manzey

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences book series (BRIEFSSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. R. Ritzmann, A. Gollhofer, K. Freyler
    Pages 1-35
  3. O. Bock
    Pages 37-46

About this book


This volume of the series SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences describes findings from space and accompanying ground research related to spatial orientation, posture and locomotion, cognition and psychomotor function.

The results are not only of importance to health and performance of astronauts during their space mission, but also impact people on Earth, especially in the ageing societies of the Western countries.

The space environment produces mismatches between sensory inputs from canal and otolith afferents which are difficult to study in humans, and are therefore studied in the fish model. Brain and vestibular organ of fish are analyzed under altered gravitational conditions; particularly weightlessness and structural failures as well as malfunctions in different inner ear components are investigated and discussed.

The book is aiming at students, engineers and scientists in space and aging research, as well as psychology, neurosciences and sensory motor research.


Spatial orientation aging Posture and locomotion Spatially oriented behavior Cognition and psychomotor performance Fish inner ear Kinetosis and Space motion sickness Microgravity Hypogravity Hypergravity Motor research

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Hilbig
    • 1
  • Albert Gollhofer
    • 2
  • Otmar Bock
    • 3
  • Dietrich Manzey
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department of Sport and Sport ScienceUniversity of Freiburg FreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Physiology and AnatomyGerman Sport University CologneKölnGermany
  4. 4.Department of Psychology and ErgonomicsTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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